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BP&O Collections — Banners

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated collection of banners, designed as part of a larger brand identity progrmme, published on BP&O. These typically deliver an immediate graphic expression through type and form language, colour and image. This selection features the simple and singular, and those that pair a strong stylistic impact with informational detail, and includes work by studios Hey, Studio fnt and Mucho.

In the spirit of trying to challenge the chronological value-hierarchies of the traditional blog format, this post was published as a quick way to jump through BP&O’s content and gain access to older but equally interesting projects through different themes. Further, this is less about the aesthetic of a singular asset, although that is a consideration, but how each of these may fulfil a role within a broader system, click each image to read more. This expands upon previous posts under the category BP&O Collections.

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BP&O Collections – Fluorescent

Selected by Richard Baird.

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity work and design for print, reviewed and published on BP&O, that feature fluorescent inks and boards. This post includes work by Bunch, Pentagram and Bond, and covers a variety of projects, from books and campaigns to branding and packaging. Highlights include Bunch’s balancing of past and present through colour and type, the cheerful personality delivered through a striking green for a book on Eero Aarnio by Bond and the colour language of activism employed by Paul Belford Ltd. Between them, these express how fluorescent inks and papers can be used to create drama, contrast and immediacy, deliver a conviviality and distinctiveness, and through restraint, elevate the often low-cost associations of fluorescents to that of the elegant and sophisticated.

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BP&O Collections — Time

Selected by Richard Baird.

BP&O Collections — Time

A continually updated gallery of graphic identity design work, reviewed and published on BP&O, that features a distinctive temporal component. This could be the literal depiction of a clock face, static or animated, in the implication of the passage of time through cropped text, the bookending of time in the intersection of the visual languages of modernity and legacy, through a strong emphasis on chronological layout or the time-control exerted over a reader through generous letter and line spacing.

This post features work by Studio Hi Ho, Bedow and Pentagram, and covers a variety of projects, from exhibitions and gallery spaces to private dining experiences and property development. Highlights include the passage of time marked by DN&Co. using sequential posters that remove layers of detail over time. The critical relationship between time and light manifested photographically by Blok for Superkul, or implied materially by Triboro. And in the seasonality of imagery captured by Raw Color for furniture manufacture Arco.

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